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placename:- Irton Fell
parish Irton with Santon parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
hill; fell
coordinates:- NY136024
10Km square:- NY10

1Km square NY1302

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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A variety of granite with reddish felspar, and which from a deficiency of mica, has sometimes been
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called sienite, forms the two inferior mountain ridges, called Irton Fell and Muncaster Fell; ... It contains veins of red hematite and micaceous iron ore. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Linton 1852

Guide book, A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, guide to the Lake District etc, by John Linton, published by Whittaker and Co, London, etc, 1852.
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Print, engraving, outline views, Mountains as Seen from the Esk Viaduct, the Eskmeals Viaduct, and Mountains as Seen from the Viaduct near Drigg, the Irt Viaduct, Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway, Cumberland, engraved by W H Lizars, Edinburgh, published by Whittaker and Co, London, and by R Gibson and Son and by Callander and Dixon, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1852.
Tipped in opposite p.86 of A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, by John Linton.

placename:- Irton Fell
date:- 1852
period:- 19th century, late

hearsay Herdwick sheep are found on the fell. Legend says that the breed arrived when a group of Herdwicks swam ashore from a wrecked Viking ship off Ravenglass.

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